What is your favorite writing editor

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    klanguedocposted 11 years ago

    What is your favorite writing editor

    Google docs, Microsoft Word, IBM Symphony, Apache OpenOffice, Mac Pages?

  2. writinglover profile image76
    writingloverposted 11 years ago

    Mine's probably going to be Microsoft Word and mainly because I don't have to access the internet (kind of hard when you live out in the country). Also, I'm used to MW and I'm not about to use anything else. smile

  3. Awilliams954 profile image65
    Awilliams954posted 11 years ago

    I have never used a writing editor software program (other than basic spellcheck in Word) although that sounds especially helpful. Which one would you recommend?

    1. ArtzGirl profile image72
      ArtzGirlposted 11 years agoin reply to this

      I'm with you... I have never used these programs either!  It would be helpful to find out which ones other writers suggest!

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      klanguedocposted 11 years agoin reply to this

      Very interesting answers all around. I personally use Google Docs since I have access to my articles anywhere I go, even on my iPad, at home, at work, on any computer.

  4. jaraven9 profile image61
    jaraven9posted 11 years ago

    I've always just only used Word. Plus, in all actuality I try to do all the editing myself.  I want to be able to maintain my editing skills in an age where everyone's in a hurry and anyone can write out an incoherent paragraph and get software to make it look brilliant. Just my opinion.

  5. Neil Sperling profile image56
    Neil Sperlingposted 11 years ago

    Apache OpenOffice - I personally dislike microsoft office... find open office 1000 times easier and user friendly.

  6. That Grrl profile image71
    That Grrlposted 11 years ago

    I have spellcheck on my web browser. That's all I use.

  7. EsmeSanBona profile image93
    EsmeSanBonaposted 11 years ago

    I previously only used word, but when I switched to mac, I tried pages and I am hooked.  Just love it.

    I had not even heard of open office, but I googled it and my interest is piqued as I have begun loathing all things microsoft.  I may have to check apache out on Neil's recommendation.

    writinglover, how do you publish so prolifically on the net?  Do you write at home and then go to a library to upload.  You are probably the most dedicated writer I've come across in a long time.  Love it.

    1. writinglover profile image76
      writingloverposted 11 years agoin reply to this

      Yes, I do write at home. As a matter of fact, I type all of my stories on Word, do spell check and then use my mobile hotspot (I finally got a phone that gives me the ability to the internet--I upgraded to the 21st century so to speak. LOL) & upl

    2. Neil Sperling profile image56
      Neil Sperlingposted 11 years agoin reply to this

      Apache Open Office does all MS Office does -- and it is open source. As easy to use as word - if not easier... plus all other MS Office type programs are bundled in Open Office. Exports direct to PDF files, doc etc. I simply love  Open  Office Suite

  8. johnwindbell profile image66
    johnwindbellposted 11 years ago

    I enjoy open office, but M. Word is the easiest to use for eBooks. Thank the lord Google we can save a document as such.

  9. ArtzGirl profile image72
    ArtzGirlposted 11 years ago

    This is a great writing question.  Since I've been on the internet for years, I have become used to writing directly on the site... but this is a great idea to pull away from the internet and have another way to still move articles forward without having to actually be on the internet.

    I'm curious to know which of these programs the majority of people will choose - and will say that they like working with.

    Thanks for posting this question!  I look forward to following this post and finding what people say!  ; )

  10. eHealer profile image65
    eHealerposted 11 years ago

    Hey Klanguedoc, I like Microsoft word, then I use Ginger (free version) to double check my grammar, spelling, and to detect contractions or the wrong word. Sometimes, little things, like, to, too, or there, their, catch me in my writing and I can get them fixed before I submit to my clients. Other than that, I always read the article out loud and try to fix any awkward sentences or run on and compound sentences.

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    Dr Cilposted 11 years ago

    I guess my favorite would be microsoft office because I use it most of the time.  Being that I am attending college classes, I use microsoft word almost every day.

  12. Rod Marsden profile image67
    Rod Marsdenposted 11 years ago

    As humans go, Barbara Custer. She edits for the Night to Dawn books. She's good. Electronic means can only go so far.

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    lesliebyarsposted 11 years ago

    Joseph Santoliquito, who is the managing editor of The Ring magazine, which is a boxing magazine.

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    Unifyposted 11 years ago

    I'm not familiar with any writing editors

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    Ghaelachposted 11 years ago

    I've tried a few, but keep coming back to Open Office (Apache). It has all you need from spell checker to word count and is so simple to use.
    I also have "Grammarly" (free) running all the time in the background, which is good when you are writing comments for instance.

  16. JamesPoppell profile image73
    JamesPoppellposted 11 years ago

    Apache OpenOffice is my editor of choice. I find myself disenchanted with Microsoft in general. Great question!


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